A 30-year-old male asked:
I had vats talc pleurodesis for pneumothorax 7 years ago.now, chronic breathing discomfort/feeling of movement in chest (fluid/air).what could it be?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 24 years experience
Pneumothorax treated: You are a male most likely thin patient with a spontaneous pneumothorax that was treated with talc pleurodesis. New modalities include mechanical pleurodesis after blebectomy. You may need another x-ray to look at the lungs. The talc prevents the occurrence of pneumothorax but it does not change your underlying lungs. See your doctor for x-ray possible ct scan.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
General Surgery 56 years experience
Need X-ray: May be nothing
, but localized recurrent pneumo can occur and opposite side can as well.
Hopefully you stopped smoking!
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 8, 2015
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